Custom smoking - lowermainland

Discussion in 'Recipes, Storage and Preparation of Seafood' started by marbledmurrelet, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. marbledmurrelet

    marbledmurrelet Active Member

    Hi All,

    My son and I have 4 nice springs we kept over the last few weeks. In the past I have used Granville Island (no longer available)and Masa's/Yoshi in North Van (awesome) . We will use Masa again for lox.

    What are the other lower mainland options for custom smoking of sport caught fish? What is out in the valley for options?

    I would like to avoid St Jeans.

    Any suggestions are appreciated!

    Tight lines!

  2. Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express Well-Known Member

    I can't answer your question, but I am curious why you want to avoid St. Jeans?
  3. marbledmurrelet

    marbledmurrelet Active Member

    No real reason other than I have used for them years and would like a change... I have sent them some for the smoked and canned, family really likes it. I was just looking for options on candied and smoked on the mainland, variety is the spice of life...unless we are talking flasher colours,

  4. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    4 springs really isn't a lot to do. Smokers are cheap. Why not give it a shot!?
  5. marbledmurrelet

    marbledmurrelet Active Member

    I definitely want to, but not this year... wife is currently 4 days over due with our 3rd.

    I think I will hit up Masa's again, as time is not on my side ...answered my own question

    btw way your fried chicken looks awesome, my wife and I had to go to LA Chicken in Richmond for a dose of the spicy after seeing your pics.
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  6. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Thanks! LA is the second best for sure ;)

    Break a leg with the new arrival!
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  7. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

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  8. chinnok

    chinnok Active Member

    Bruce's market in Maple Ridge does a really good job.
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  9. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Do they do sport caught fish?
  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Haven't used them for a while (it's a bit far from Kitsilano) but they have done sport caught for ages; there was a time when their double smoked was fabulous but the recipe changed they made it drier somehow and it no longer appeals.

    Note that Masa's is doing double smoked these days it's a bit heavier kind of Lox-quite tasty.
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  11. chinnok

    chinnok Active Member

  12. BCRingo

    BCRingo Well-Known Member

    I’ve used both Masa’s and Bruce’s market and hands down, Masa’s quality is the best. Double smoked and Candied are super tasty. Our favourite for X-mas parties with friends and family.
  13. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Masa's comes through

  14. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    I opened a bag of freezer packed chinook last night, packed by Masa's at the end of August. Frozen for 3 months in my fridge freezer. Unfortunately the whole thing is freezer burnt! I compared the thickness of their bag with that of Campbell River seafoods, and Masa's seems thinner. Anyone have a problem with freezer packed (non-smoked) salmon from Masa's going bad early?

    I still have freezer packs of smoked salmon from them which are doing fine, but being smoked means they'll last longer.
  15. My guess is there was a micro hole and it was not sealed properly. That's the only way I can see that happening.

    I also would not keep any fish in a fridge freezer for a long period of time.
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  16. ripper12

    ripper12 Member

    does anyone in lower mainland can salmon beside St jeans in Nanimo
  17. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    There’s a st jeans in delta as well. I know Bruce’s market smokes salmon but not sure if they can it
  18. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

    Bruces Market cans their own commercially caught salmon but not sure if they farm that out to a cannery or if they do it in house. Give them a call.
  19. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Sockeye done by Masa's August 2018 just opened yesterday-still prime product.

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  20. Sangstercraft

    Sangstercraft Well-Known Member

    Looks amazing. That's smoked, right?

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